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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
May 13, 2018
Category: Services
Tags: IPL   Ultra Microneedling   #nofilter  

#nofilter before and afterWe are excited to offer a new treatment called the #nofilter treatment which can address a variety of concerns in a single treatment with a short recovery time.

The #nofilter treatment is a new combination treatment designed by Dr. Alex to provide our patients with improved results. Dr. Alex has pioneered a number of combination treatments such as the Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation treatment, Tight and Bright Rejuvenation treatment, Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment, Weekend Rejuvenation treatment, and Fountain of Youth Rejuvenation treatment. All of these treatments combine multiple individual treatments to address our patients’ concerns slightly differently and provide superior results than when used alone. The Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation treatment combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with a Micro Laser Peel. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment addresses unwanted discolorations and the Micro Laser Peel removes a thin layer of dead skin cells from the surface to improve the texture and help exfoliate the pigment even further. The Tight and Bright Rejuvenation treatment combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with a Laser Skin Tightening treatment. The Laser Skin Tightening treatment uses gentle micro-pulses of infrared light to heat up the skin, tightening the skin, improving redness, and helping with enlarged pores. The Ultimate Rejuvenation and Weekend Rejuvenation treatments combine the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment, Laser Skin Tightening treatment, and Micro Laser Peel with the Pro Fractional Therapy. This offers the improved benefit of stimulating collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, giving an improved texture and providing a better glow and radiance.

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What is the #nofilter treatment?

The #nofilter treatment combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with an Ultra Microneedling treatment. The Ultra Microneedling treatment works by creating thousands of microscopic holes in the skin and generating heat. This stimulates the skin to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. This provides improvements in terms of color, texture, tone, and radiance of the skin. The treatment is preceded by application of numbing cream for about 15 minutes, and the treatment itself takes another 15 minutes or so. The great thing about the #nofilter treatment is that the recovery is usually only a few days.

Who is a good candidate for the #nofilter treatment?

The #nofilter treatment is ideal for anyone, young or mature, who desires improvement in the color, texture, or tone of the skin. The #nofilter treatment works well for those with sun spots or uneven color. The #nofilter treatment will help for those with rough or irregular texture on the surface of the skin. The #nofilter treatment also works to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

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What should I do after a #nofilter treatment?

After a #nofilter treatment avoid heat exposure, alcohol consumption, and strenuous exercise for a few days. Avoid hot or spicy foods such as soup, hot coffee, or hot tea. Iced coffee and iced tea are okay. Redness and swelling are normal for a few days and comfort can be provided by applying cold compresses such as ice packs. Sometimes the dark spots get darker before they get lighter; this is normal and can take up to two weeks. Prolonged discoloration beyond this can be treated with creams. We will provide an aftercare kit including a special facial cleanser, the Avene Thermal spray water, and an intense moisturizer with specific instructions on how to use them. Apply sunscreen daily with a minimum SPF of 30 with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection. Dr. Alex recommends an initial series of six monthly treatments followed by one maintenance treatment every three months.

 

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Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. For a limited time, we are offering a promotional price on the new #nofilter treatmentContact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
November 26, 2017
Category: Services
Tags: Botox   Skin Tightening   IPL   Voluma   Kybella   leg vein   toenail fungus  

While the face is the most common area of concern for cosmetic treatments, treatments for other areas on the body are becoming more and more popular. Here we discuss a number of options for treatments from the neck down.

Treatments for the neck

laser skin tightening before and afterCommon concerns in the neck area include loose skin, fullness or a double chin, and loss of jawline definition. Over time and with sun exposure, collagen in the skin on the neck and on other areas is degraded. This leads to the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles. One of the most popular treatments is laser skin tightening. This is a no down time treatment that takes about 15 minutes. A series of six to eight weekly laser skin tightening treatments is recommended followed by one maintenance laser skin tightening treatment every three months thereafter. The double chin, also known as submental fullness, is very common and caused by age, weight gain, and genetics. We are now able to treat the double chin with Kybella, the first and thus-far only FDA-approved, non-surgical, injectable treatment for submental fullness. The active ingredient in Kybella is a salt used to digest the dietary fat. When injected into this area, Kybella will dissolve the fat and it is naturally eliminated by the body slowly over time. A series of two to six Kybella treatments is recommended and treatments are performed every three months. Unlike other treatments, maintenance treatments are not required with Kybella. Both laser skin tightening and Kybella will also help to define the jawline. To further enhance the jawline, Botox can be used just under the jawline to relax the muscle that pulls this area down in a treatment called the Nefertiti neck lift. This leads to an elevation of the lower face, improves the appearance of jowls, and provides improved definition of the jawline.

Treatments for the Chest

IPL before and after chestThe most common concerns on the chest are wrinkles and uneven color, whether it is dark spots or redness. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial can be performed on any area on the skin including the chest. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial will even out the color on the skin, providing improvements in dark spots and redness. A series off six Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments performed every six weeks is recommended followed by one maintenance treatment every three months thereafter. The fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment can be performed on the chest, which will significantly tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles in a single treatment. For this treatment, be prepared for up to four weeks of recovery which includes redness and swelling.

Treatments for the Hands

Juvederm hands before and afterOver time changes on the skin of the backs of the hands are seen. Sun exposure leads to age spots and loose skin. At the same time volume is lost and veins and tendons in the area become more and more apparent. The hand rejuvenation treatment combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with Voluma. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment will address age spots while Voluma will restore lost volume to the area. The fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment can also be performed on the area to further improve uneven color as well as tighten loose skin on the area.

Treatments for the Belly

One of the most common concerns in the belly is the appearance of loose skin. This frequently occurs with weight gain and loss and is common in women who have had babies. Laser skin tightening works by heating the skin on the area. This tightens the skin by stimulating it to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. An initial series of six to eight weekly laser skin tightening treatments is recommended followed by one maintenance laser skin tightening treatment every three months thereafter. Laser skin tightening treatments take 15 to 20 minutes, are pain-free, and have no down time.

Treatments for the Legs

The appearance of veins on the legs can be a major nuisance to women who enjoy wearing shorts, skirts, and dresses. Fortunately, they can usually be treated non-surgically with laser leg vein treatments. Anywhere from one to three laser leg vein treatments is required and treatments are spaced out every two to three months. While the laser leg vein treatment completely treats the vein, often times new veins appear in nearby areas. This is because those people who tend to form veins in the legs frequently form new ones slowly over time. New veins can be treated as well as they appear.

Treatments for the Toes

Toenail fungus is very common and can be very disfiguring. Lasers can be used to kill the fungus and significantly improve the appearance of the toes. This works best in mild cases. In moderate and particularly severe cases, sometimes the appearance may not go completely back to baseline. However, significant improvement can be seen. A series of three monthly laser toenail fungus treatments is performed and the results are seen very slowly over time. It can take one to two years to see full results.

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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
September 24, 2017
Category: Services
Tags: Botox   IPL   Volbella  

Volbella before and afterAlthough the majority of those undergoing cosmetic treatments are women, more and more men are interested in rejuvenating and enhancing their appearance. Here we discuss the many opportunities for men to improve their appearance in order to look and feel their best. Just like women, men enjoy a natural youthful appearance that improves their confidence and self-esteem.

Skin Care

Skin care is essential for everyone, men and women alike. There are many options available, and a skin care regimen should be customized for each person. For example, some people have more oily skin while others have more dry skin and still others have combination skin. Most men prefer a simple regimen. In such cases, the basic elements include daily sunscreen use along with twice daily cleansing and moisturizing. One of the most popular products for men is the Elta MD UV Clear sunscreen. This is because it goes on easily, feels good on the skin, does not leave a thick white residue on the skin, and contains moisturizers.

Botox

Botox is one of our most popular treatments for both men and women. While some people say Botox has a bad reputation because it gives people a frozen appearance, when done correctly people do not notice that someone has had Botox. Instead, they say that the person looks rested and refreshed. Using appropriate dosing and targeting specific muscles a natural look can be achieved with a Botox treatment. In general men require higher doses of Botox than women. This is because men in general have stronger and larger muscles than women, both on the face and body. Also, the placement of the product on the forehead is usually different for men than women. This is because men usually have more flat brows whereas women prefer arched brows.

 

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Fillers

Dermal fillers restore volume that is lost over time. Such volume loss occurs in different areas on the face and occurs in both men and women. However, it is important to understand the differences between the facial structures of men and women. Specifically, women prefer broad and high cheek bones and a narrow lower face. Men, on the other hand, usually have more volume in the lower face. The photograph here shows a gentleman who received a small amount of Volbella to provide a natural, balanced appearance of the lips.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments can address a variety of concerns on the skin including uneven color, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles. Such changes occur naturally over time and sun damage contributes to it. Depending on the concern, various lasers can be used. For example, the IPL photofacial works well for uneven color and redness, while laser skin tightening works well for loose skin, and fractional laser treatments work well for irregular texture.

Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 total cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
September 17, 2017
Category: Services
Tags: IPL  

The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial is an outstanding treatment to address a number of concerns such as uneven color and redness on the skin. With any treatment, there are potential complications. One such complication with IPL photofacial treatments is called striping, which is discussed here.

What is an IPL photofacial treatment?

Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial before and afterIPL stands for intense pulsed light. It is also called a photofacial, or IPL photofacial. The treatment works by using bright light to target and destroy unwanted pigment and blood in the skin. This can be seen as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, generalized or diffuse redness, rosacea, and broken capillaries. The pigment and blood absorb the light and are heated and consequently destroyed. The IPL photofacial treatment takes a few minutes. Sometimes darks spots get darker before they get lighter and they may or may not flake off the skin surface. There may be redness on the skin for a day or two after an IPL photofacial treatment. Otherwise, there is no recovery time after an IPL photofacial treatment; most people resume their normal activities right away. Dr. Alex recommends an initial series of six monthly IPL photofacial treatments followed by one maintenance IPL photofacial treatment every three months thereafter.

What is striping?

Striping is a possible complication after an IPL photofacial characterized by the appearance of either dark or light stripes on the skin. This can occur as a result of an IPL photofacial treatment. During the IPL photofacial treatment, the tip on the device is placed on the skin to pulse the light. The tip is usually rectangular or square in shape. After a pulse, the tip is moved to the adjacent portion of the skin which has not yet been treated. If there is space between these areas, there will be certain areas of untreated skin. In such cases, the unwanted pigment may be cleared in the treated areas, but not in these untreated areas, making it look like stripes of untreated dark skin between usually larger striped of treated even colored skin. This is a result of not having enough overlap between pulses. On the other hand, if there is overlap from one pulse to the next adjacent pulse, the areas of overlap are effectively treated twice. If the settings are aggressive burns and discoloration can be seen on these thin areas of overlap, also creating striping.

What is the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment?

The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial is an IPL photofacial device made by Sciton which provides superior results compared with other IPL photofacial devices. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton has a number of unique features when compared to IPL photofacial devices by other manufacturers which provide both superior results combined with increased safety to avoid potential complications such as striping. The tip of the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton device is the largest on the market and pulses can be repeated very quickly. This allows the skin to be treated much more quickly than IPL photofacial treatments using other devices. To take advantage of this benefit, Dr. Alex treats the skin with multiple passes using lower settings using the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton. This allows for safe overlap of pulses without the possibility of striping. The passes are performed in different directions, allowing for full overlap without missing areas of the skin. When using the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton, Dr. Alex has never seen striping after having performed thousands of such treatments. But this has been seen with other devices. Another feature of the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton is that it has many different filters that can be changes quickly and easily. This allows for treatment of different skin types, which is not possible with other IPL photofacial devices. It can also be used to treat acne, unwanted hair, and loose skin using the SkinTyte. Additionally, the cooling temperature of the tip of the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton can be adjusted by one degree Celsius. This allows for a tremendous amount of versatility and safety when treating darker skin types. Darker skin types are more likely to get darker after a treatment, but when the temperature of the device is reduced this risk is minimized. Finally, the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton uses adaptors which can be placed on the tip to decrease the size of the treated area. This allows for the treatment of small areas and single spots such as age spots and broken capillaries with higher settings without affecting the surrounding skin (which can cause burns). For all of these reasons, the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial by Sciton provides outstanding results combined with comfort and safety.

Dr. Alex has performed thousands of Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments with outstanding results. He has also developed multiple combination treatments such as the Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation and Tight and Bright Rejuvenation to make the results even better. Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 total cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
September 11, 2016
Category: treatments
Tags: IPL  

Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation before and afterThe Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial is one of our most popular treatments for facial rejuvenation at A E Skin. With the Sciton Forever Young BBL we are able to treat just about any skin type. There are specific risks of laser treatments in people with darker skin types. But when appropriate settings are used the treatment is very safe.

What are the risks of IPL for people with dark skin?

People with dark skin have a tendency to get dark easily after any type of insult to the skin such as sun exposure, acne breakouts, cuts, burns, and laser treatments. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which means darkening of the skin after inflammation.

How can I prevent PIH?

In order to prevent PIH Dr. Alex recommends using a good skin care regimen such as the A E Skin line of products: Brightening Cream, Exfoliating Serum, Triple Antioxidant Serum, and Hydrating Serum. These products contain a number of ingredients which prevent PIH including hydroquinone, kojic acid, tretinoin, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Using these products for one to two months prior to a laser treatment significantly decreases the likelihood of PIH.

What does IPL do?

IPL uses bright light to rejuvenate the skin. The two primary targets of IPL are melanin (which gives skin the pigment) and hemoglobin (which is in the blood). This allows for treatment of dark spots, age spots, uneven tone, redness, and broken capillaries. The same melanin that is in discolorations is also in the skin, so the laser targets both of these. We do not want to target the natural pigment in the skin, only the darker spots. And since those with darker skin types have more melanin in the skin, adjustments need to be made.

How is IPL safe in darker skin types?

The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton is very versatile and allows Dr. Alex to adjust a number of settings and parameters in order to treat darker skin types safely and effectively. The first setting that Dr. Alex adjusts is the wavelength (or color) of light. Lower wavelengths (blue and green) target pigment more strongly than higher wavelengths (orange and red). For people with darker skin types Dr. Alex uses higher wavelengths for safety. This is easily adjusted with a variety of filters available. The next setting that is adjusted is the fluence (or energy per unit area). Lower fluences are used for darker skin types. The pulse width is the length of time the laser is on. The shorter the pulse width the more aggressive the treatment. Longer pulse widths are used for darker skin types. The temperature of the laser tip can also be adjusted. Lower temperatures allow for safer treatments in darker skin types.

So the next time someone tells you that darker skin types cannot be treated with laser, contact us. Dr. Alex uses the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton and has performed over 8,000 laser treatments. With this device Dr. Alex has improved the skin of many satisfied patients. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
May 15, 2016
Category: treatments
Tags: IPL   photofacial  

Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial before and afterWe all want our skin to look the best it can, which is why we spend so much time, effort, and energy undergoing treatments and using skin care products. After an initial series of treatments periodic maintenance treatments help us protect our investment.

What does the initial series of IPL photofacial treatments do?

An initial series of Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments will correct the damage in the skin (mostly sun damage). The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment uses bright light to target pigment and blood in the skin. So it will improve a number of signs of aging such as dark spots, age spots, redness, and broken capillaries. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment further rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the skin to form new, fresh, and healthy collagen, giving you that youthful appearance. A scientific study from Stanford University has shown that the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment will actually change the genes in your skin to be more youthful.

What does a maintenance IPL photofacial treatment do?

Once you have undergone an initial series of Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments, your skin has improved in a number of ways as discussed. The damage in your skin from years of sun exposure has been corrected. The maintenance treatment will protect your investment by correcting the little sun damage that has occurred since your initial series. It will also be preventive and protect you from damage in the future.

But I don't see the dark spots coming off

Often times when having an initial series of Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments, you will see dark spots getting darker before they get lighter. Sometimes these spots will flake off. If these are age spots, once they are removed they will likely not come back again. So at a maintenance treatment you will not necessarily see these coming off. This doesn't mean that the treatment is not doing anything. On the contrary, there are microscopic areas of sun damage on the skin which are improving. Since these areas are so tiny you will usually not see dark spots flake off or even get darker. But it is important to have your maintenance treatments in order to protect your investment.

How often do I need a maintenance IPL photofacial treatment?

Dr. Alex recommends an initial series of three to six Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments spaced out every four to eight weeks. After that, Dr. Alex recommends one maintenance treatment every three to six months.

What is the difference between maintenance IPL photofacial treatments and maintenance Botox treatments?

Maintenance is maintenance, regardless of the treatment. Botox helps improve certain wrinkles on the skin and Botox will usually last three to four months. At this time the wrinkles become apparent, letting you know that it is time for a maintenance treatment. With the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment, this is not necessarily the case. This is because the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment will correct sun damage, which comes back slowly and in microscopic sizes. So you don't wake up one day and all of a sudden see dark spots everywhere. This makes it difficult for us to know when it is time for a maintenance treatment. Dr. Alex recommends scheduling a maintenance Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment at your last appointment in your initial series. This way you are ensured that your investment is protected.

What skin care products should I use after a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment?

Skin care products are outstanding complements to any types of treatment. The basic products are sunscreen, facewash, and moisturizer. It is important to find products that work well for you. Our patients love the Elta MD skin care products. Products in the A E Skin line that complement the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment include  the Brightening Cream, Illuminating Cream, Acne Max Solution, Exfoliating Serum, Triple Antioxidant Serum, and Hydrating Serum.

What else can I do to further enhance the results of my Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment?

Dr. Alex has performed thousands of Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments and has designed specific combination treatments to give you even better results. The most popular combination treatments are the Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation and the Tight and Bright Rejuvenation. The Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with a Micro Laser Peel, which removes a thin layer of dead skin cells from the surface. This will exfoliate the skin that creates a rough and irregular texture as well as clog the pores, so an improvement will be seen for overall anti-aging as well as for acne. The Micro Laser Peel enhances the results of the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment by allowing the pigment targeted in the first step to exfoliate faster. The Tight and Bright Rejuvenation combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with a Laser Skin Tightening treatment (photorejuvenation). The Laser Skin Tightening step uses gentle micro-pulses of infrared light to target the blood in the skin. The blood absorbs the light, heats up, and destroys the blood vessels. This works particularly well for broken capillaries and generalized redness. The heat is also spread to the surrounding skin, stimulating collagen formation in the surface layers to improve fine lines and enlarged pores.

Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Demonstration

Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation Demonstration

Tight and Bright Rejuvenation Demonstration

 

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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
April 24, 2016
Category: treatments

hand rejuvenation before and afterIt has been said that the appearance of your hands is one of the biggest age giveaways on your body. Now that so much cosmetic work is done on the face, when people look at your hands and they don't match your face it can be a dead giveaway. Now you can turn back the hands of time with hand rejuvenation.

What happens to the hands as we age?

Age we age, we see multiple changes in the hands. Just like in the face where we lose volume in areas such as the cheeks we also lose volume on the backs of the hands. This makes the tendons and veins more and more visible. Also sun damage creates wrinkles and dark spots on the surface.

How do you reverse aging in the hands?

The skin on the hands can be treated very much like the skin on the face. Volume loss can be addressed with fillers and sun damage can be addressed with laser treatments and skin care products. A number of different fillers can be used in the hands such as fat and Radiesse. Dr. Alex prefers using Juvéderm because it is made of hyaluronic acid, which can be dissolved if there are any problems. This makes it safer for our patients. The sun damage is treated quite easily with the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment, which uses bright light to target dark spots that frequently appear on the backs of the hands.

When do you see results with hand rejuvenation?

Juvederm before and afterWith fillers in the hands the results are seen right away. There is an initial amount of swelling that goes away after about two weeks, which is when the final results are seen. This is the best time to reassess the hands to see if more fillers are required. After a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment treatment the dark spots often get darker before they get lighter. Sometimes you see a coffee ground appearance and they flake off. Other times the pigment is absorbed by the skin. This can take up to two weeks to clear.

Does the hand rejuvenation treatment hurt?

Dr. Alex uses a painless technique when performing hand fillers. An anesthetic is injected into the back of the hand to keep you comfortable and he uses a blunt cannula instead of a sharp needle. This decreases discomfort and the risk for bruising. Also topical numbing cream is applied to the backs of the hands to keep you comfortable during the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment.

How long do the hand rejuvenation results last?

Voluma before and afterMost people enjoy the results of fillers such as Juvéderm in the hands for six to twelve months. The more active you are with your hands the more frequently you will require a maintenance treatment. For the dark spots, most people enjoy results with just a single Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment treatment, but some people require a series of up to six treatments. After that maintenance treatments are done once every three to six months.

Am I a good candidate for hand rejuvenation?

If you have visible veins or tendons on the backs of your hands or if you have wrinkles or sun spots you are a good candidate for hand rejuvenation. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
December 13, 2015
Category: Services

Tight and Bright Rejuvenation before and afterPatients at A E Skin have been getting outstanding results with the Tight and Bright Rejuvenation. The A E Skin Tight and Bright Rejuvenation is a combination treatment designed by Dr. Alex to address multiple signs of aging. As seen in the photograph the Tight and Bright Rejuvenation improves dark spots, age spots, redness, and broken capillaries while at the same time decreasing pore size, decreasing fine lines, and providing a youthful glow to the skin. The Tight and Bright Rejuvenation treatment itself takes less than 15 minutes and three to six treatments are recommended at four to eight week intervals. After that one maintenance treatment is done every three months. After application of numbing cream, the treatment begins with a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial, Dr. Alex's most popular treatment. This step uses a bright light which is absorbed by the pigment in the skin to destroy the age spots. This is immediately followed by a Skin Tightening or Photorejuvenation treatment, which uses an infrared laser. The infrared light is absorbed by the blood in the skin, heating the blood and destroying the tiny blood vessels. This helps with generalized redness and broken capillaries. The heat is also dissipated to the surrounding skin, which leads to the formation of new, fresh, and healthy collagen in the surface layers. This causes improvement of fine lines and wrinkles and closes enlarged pores. Overall a brighter and more youthful appearance is achieved with the A E Skin Tight and Bright Rejuvenation. For best results, combine a series of Tight and Bright Rejuvenation treatments with a personized skin care regimen designed by Dr. Alex. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
October 18, 2015
Category: Services
Tags: IPL   Forever Young BBL   photofacial  

Forever Young BBL before and afterWhat is the difference between a Forever Young BBL treatment and an IPL photofacial treatment?

This is one of the most common questions we receive and a very good one.

The Sciton Forever Young BBL treatment is safe

The Sciton Forever Young BBL system has a number of distinguishing features that provide increased safety for the treatment. The system has a large crystal to allows for large areas to be treated in one session. The repetition rate is also extremely fast allowing this large area to be treated quickly. As a result, using the Sciton Forever Young BBL system Dr. Alex can treat the same area two or even three times using gentler settings instead of once with high settings. Not only does this make the treatment more comfortable but also more safe, as it decreases risks for side effects such as burns, scars, and discolorations.

The Sciton Forever Young BBL treatment allows for treatment of people with many different skin types

The Sciton Forever Young BBL system uses smart filters that can be changed in seconds. These filters allow Dr. Alex to change the color of the light that is being used in the treatment. People with darker skin types can be sensitive to certain colors of light while those with lighter skin types can tolerate these colors. The smart filters allow for safe treatment of many different skin types.

The Sciton Forever Young BBL treatment can also do skin tightening, hair removal, and treat acne

The Sciton Forever Young BBL system also comes with filters to allow for treatment of acne, unwanted hair, and wrinkles (skin tightening) on the same device. These treatments can even be done on the same day as a treatment for brown spots or redness. This versatility distinguishes the Sciton Forever Young BBL from other IPL photofacial devices.

The Sciton Forever Young BBL treatment allows for precise treatments of age spots and broken capillaries

The Sciton Forever Young BBL has finesse adaptors such as the small square adaptor and the round adaptor. The square adaptor is one third the size of the crystal and allows for effective treatment of curved surfaces such as the forehead. It can also be used to provide stronger settings for improved results while maintaining patient comfort. The round adaptor allows for treatments of small dark spots or broken capillaries without affecting the surrounding skin.

The Sciton Forever Young BBL treatment allows Dr. Alex to adjust settings for each patient

Unlike other IPL photofacial devices, the Sciton Forever Young BBL systems allows Dr. Alex to adjust many settings during the treatment. These include the energy setting (fluence), the length of time the light is on (pulse width), and the temperature of the crystal within one degree Celsius. This allows Dr. Alex to fine tune the settings to provide the best results for our patients.

The Forever Young BBL treatment is the most popular treatment at A E Skin. Dr. Alex has performed over 5,000 Forever Young BBL treatments on various skin types for multiple concerns. He has also given lectures on the topic. See some before and after pictures and the IPL photofacial informational video as well as IPL photofacial testimonial videos to see why patients love the Sciton Forever Young BBL photofacial treatment. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
June 30, 2015
Category: Services

Find out how this treatment can improve skin tone, elasticity, and firmness.

Forever Young BBL IPL treatment allows Dr. Alex to target signs of aging and sun damage on faceskin by heating the outer layers of the skin and stimulating the production of new collagen. This new collagen will help to increase skin elasticity and firmness while also promising a smoother look.

What skin problems does Forever Young BBL IPL treat?

This photofacial treatment can target a variety of skin conditions including freckles, age spots, acne, minor skin sagging, broken capillaries, uneven skin tone, and unwanted hair. This IPL treatment effectively treats skin on the face, neck, chest, shoulders and even the backs of the hands.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

This will depend on the severity of your issue and what areas of the body you are looking to treat. On average, Dr. Alex may recommend anywhere from three to six treatments, which are spread out over several months.

What should I expect when I get the Forever Young BBL IPL treatment?

When you come in for your Forever Young BBL IPL treatment we will first place safety shields over your eyes to protect them against the laser. Then we will glide the light beam over the treatment areas. The photofacial treatment only takes a few minutes to complete.

Does this procedure hurt?

While this procedure is gentle on skin, some patients report a warming sensation during their treatment. At A E Skin we apply complimentary numbing cream to provide a painless technique.

Is there a recovery period after treatment?

What makes this cosmetic treatment ideal for many of our patients is that there is no downtime because this procedure is non-invasive. This means that many of our patients are able to return to their daily activities right away.

If you want to target aging or sun damage then it’s time to find out if Forever Young BBL IPL treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.



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A E Skin

818-835-1833
16311 Ventura Bl. Suite 845 Encino, CA 91436